** There will be no Wings Festival in 2018 **

Special Activities

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am to 2pm, Wings Over the Hills is pleased to offer an array of FREE activities designed to entertain and educate our youth about the wonders of our Hill Country natural resources.

We hope to create those "A-ha!" moments that will inspire them to become the future stewards of our natural treasures. Bring the whole family. There is something for all ages at Wings!

These activities are held at Pavilion 2 near the Pioneer Pavilion

  • 10:00am-11:00am - Pollinator Parade with costumes and music
  • 10:00am-2:00pm - Butterfly Tent in the Pollinator Garden

    Cathy Downs and Gracie Waggener travel the state to teach children about the life cycle of butterflies. They welcome you to enter the butterfly tent where, if you are lucky, one of these beautiful creatures may perch on your hand. This activity will take place adjacent to the Pollinator Garden near the Tatsch House, which is an excellent place to make your own butterfly discoveries.

  • 10:00am-2:00pm - Craft Projects and Other Attractions

    Volunteers will be available in Pavilion 2 across from the Pioneer Pavilion to guide children through a variety of craft projects. We'll be making bird feeders made from milk cartons, owl and butterfly masks, and colorful dragonflies made from clothespins. We'll have games to play and photo opportunities. Show your passion for nature by getting an Animal Tattoo!

  • 10:00am-2:00pm - Hill Country Reptiles

    Kory Perlichek, a TPWD biologist, will have specimens of Hill Country snakes and discuss safety issues.

  • 10:00am-2:00pm - Texas Parks and Wildlife Trailer

    With free wildlife and park information available.

  • 11:00am - Insects

    Wayne Seifert, retired biology instructor from Schreiner College, will share his passion for insects with specimens and larger than life models.

  • Noon-2:00pm - The Buzz About Bees

    Gather around storyteller and beekeeper Kim Lehman to learn all about honeybees. After years of experience as a storyteller for the Austin Public Library, Kim has taken her show on the road! In this hands-on session, you'll have a chance to use a microscope, try on a beekeeper's suit, taste honey and learn about the products of the hive.